MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)
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|MQF Level||Level 3|
|Duration||1 year on apprenticeship|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Foundation Certificate|
2 SEC/O-Level passes/ SSC&P (Level 3) passes
Compulsory: Mathematics or Physics
A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.
|Other Entry Requirements||A medical certificate for colour blindness is a necessary requirement to attend the course.|
|Course Description||The programme is intended for students who would like to further their studies at higher levels and subsequently find employment in engineering especially in the field of electronics. The programme consists of twelve modules, out of which six are vocational while the other six address the key competences.|
Vocational modules focus on functions of electronic components, electronic circuit design, operation of electronic systems, installation and configuration of PC hardware and software, interpreting engineering information and working safely and effectively in the workplace.
The key skills modules provide an opportunity for students to gain adequate skills in Maltese, English, Mathematics, Information Technology, and Science and Technology. Furthermore, students will receive guidance in their personal development
|Study/Course Delivery||This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Electrical and Electronics Engineering sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.|
|Assessment||Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Work safely, efficiently and effectively in the engineering workplace|
2. Use mathematical principles related to electrical and mechanical science
3. Understand the function and operation of electrical and electronic system components
4. Install, test and configure PC hardware systems, components and software packages.
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